Silver Needle Tea
'I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emporer of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. Its called Silver Needle.'
- Antonio Banderas
White tea is thousands of years old and is said to have originated in China, in the Fujian and Zhejiang Province. The ancient Chinese legend has it that young virgin girls were given gloves and golden scissors to snip the white tea leaves. They were the only people allowed to harvest the white tea. The precious tea leaves were then presented to the Emperor as a tea of complete purity and eternal youth. Today, white tea is produced in many countries, but primarily China, India and Sri Lanka.
Harvest and Process
White tea leaves are picked when they are young, furry, white buds, before they have grown into leaves, and are very fragile in these early stages of growth. They must be delicately handled in order to retain the enormous amounts of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants contained in the buds. When the leaves come off the fields they are then steamed, dried (mostly air dried) and ready to be steeped in a pot of hot water. Silver Needle tea is named specifically from the ultra-soft white fuzz covering the buds and their silver tips. The leaves of this luxurious tea make an extraordinary beverage straight from nature.
The antioxidants in white tea protect the body and help with healing. They have comparable levels of the same antioxidants found in green tea. Antioxidants found in tea have been prized for fighting off illness, and proved to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, maintain circulatory system, and protect the heart. Due to the high concentrations of polyphenols white tea naturally kills bad bacteria and viruses in the body. Silver needle also boosts the immune system and replenishes the gut by fighting off free-radicals.
• IMMUNE BOOSTING
• STIMULATES METABOLISM
• HELP MOBILIZE FATS
• MAY REDUCE CHOLESTEROL
• MAY LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
There is a reason for the ancient theory of silver needle being the tea of eternal youth. These tea leaves have been proven to protect the skin and help heal damage that occurs from the free radicals from the sun's rays. The healing is due to the plant extracts found in white tea that act as protection for the two main proteins in the skin: ELASTIN and COLLAGEN. Therefore making your skin tighter, brighter and fuller. The perfect, natural anti-aging prevention and treatment
White tea also contains small amounts of fluoride which drastically improves oral heal. Drinking white tea does not strain your teeth like coffee or other teas. White tea drinkers have been found to notice much whiter and healthier teeth.
The antioxidants also help to make your eyes brighter, give you more energy.
• ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES
• NATURAL TEETH WHITENING
• HEALS SKIN DAMAGE
• BRIGHTENS EYES